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Ismail Merchant (1936–2005)


Ismail Merchant was born on December 25, 1936 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India as Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman. He was a producer and director, known for The Remains of the Day (1993), A Room with a View (1985) and Howards End (1992). He died on May 25, 2005 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 68) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Remains of the Day
(1993)
A Room with a View
(1985)
Howards End
Howards End Producer
(1992)
Maurice
Maurice Producer
(1987)

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 2016 Mata Hari (co-producer - one segment)
 2005 The White Countess (producer)
 2005 Heights (producer)
 2003 Le divorce (producer)
 2002 Refuge (executive producer)
 2002 Merci Docteur Rey (executive producer)
 2000 The Golden Bowl (producer)
 1998 Side Streets (executive producer)
 1998 Gaach (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1996 Surviving Picasso (producer)
 1995 Feast of July (executive producer)
 1995 Jefferson in Paris (producer)
 1994 Street Musicians of Bombay (Documentary) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1993 The Remains of the Day (producer)
 1992 Howards End (producer)
 1991 The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (producer)
 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (producer)
 1989 Slaves of New York (producer)
 1988 The Deceivers (producer)
 1988 The Perfect Murder (executive producer)
 1987 Maurice (producer)
 1986 My Little Girl (executive producer)
 1985 A Room with a View (producer)
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Noon Wine (1985) ... (executive producer)
 1984 The Bostonians (producer)
 1983 Heat and Dust (producer)
 1983 The Courtesans of Bombay (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1981 Quartet (producer)
 1980 Jane Austen in Manhattan (producer)
 1979 The Europeans (producer)
 1978 Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 Roseland (producer)
 1976 Sweet Sounds (Documentary short) (producer)
 1975 Autobiography of a Princess (producer)
 1975 The Wild Party (producer)
 1974 Mahatma and the Mad Boy (Short) (producer)
 1973 Helen, Queen of the Nautch Girls (Short documentary) (producer)
 1972 Savages (producer)
 1972 Adventures of a Brown Man in Search of Civilization (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1970 Bombay Talkie (producer)
 1969 The Guru (producer)
 1965 Shakespeare-Wallah (producer)
 1963 The Householder (producer)
 1961 The Creation of Woman (Short) (executive producer)
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[on Denholm Elliott] He was an all-giving person, full of life. ... He had an affection and feeling for other actors, which is very unusual in our business.

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The National Portrait Gallery in London has paintings of Ismail and his partners James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - even though they all live in New York City and none of them are English. (Ruth is German/Polish, Ismail is Indian, and James is American). See more »

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